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Don't Look for Me by Loren D. Estleman
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"I went out ... to what promised to be the first decent day of spring, with the sun turning the frost on the winter-killed lawn into dew. I thought I heard a bird singing, but it turned out to be a sanitation truck backing up in the next block."

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Ragtime Cowboys by Loren D. Estleman
Ragtime Cowboys
by Loren D. Estleman
read in January, 2015
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Loren D. Estleman is my favorite author -I love his writing style. His character develop is second to none. Plots are always good. So I fully expected to enjoy Ragtime Cowboys - and I did.
It was a special treat for me because I also love history and
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Alive! by Loren D. Estleman
Alive! (Valentino, #3)
by Loren D. Estleman
read in January, 2015
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A very enjoyable read - good mystery and wonderful background info on old Hollywood
Estleman's writing style is superb - the plot moves along at a good pace
All of the characters are real - flesh and blood - they breath - they are ALIVE
Jack rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The B.B. King Reader by Richard Kostelanetz
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This is a revised, updated and expanded edition of a book the contains 18 essays about B.B.King, one of the legends of American Blues.
Some of the essays are interviews with King. Other essays detail his development - in exacting detail - as a musicia
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The Imperial Banner by Nick  Brown
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The Tigers of '68 by George Cantor
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I was there.
I born and raised in Detroit and was there for the '67 riots and the '68 World Series.
I watched the 7th game on a TV in an empty classroom at Wayne State University -located just about 2 1/2 miles north of Tiger Stadium. (The game was pl
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Jack rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith
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So what would happen if you could turn statues into living, breathing people? And what if those statues were Venus, Diana, Perseus (with Medusa's head), Apollo, Mercury, Hebe and Neptune?

You guessed it - a very bizarre story.

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Jack rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Ptolemies by Duncan Sprott
The Ptolemies
by Duncan Sprott
read in December, 2014
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This was a first. I have never read a book written by an ancient Egyptian God. Thoth was a pretty good author - a little judgmental at times and he certainly didn't hide his dislike of the Greeks. But when you are dealing with what amounts to be one ...more
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Absolute Monarchs by John Julius Norwich
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A very long book highlighting the history the popes of the Roman Catholic church from Peter to the first years of Pope Benedict XVI - book published 2011
I was raised a Presbyterian so I was pretty much in the dark regarding the Catholic church histor
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The Mask of Ra by Paul Doherty
The Mask of Ra (Amerotke, #1)
by Paul Doherty
read in November, 2014
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I gave it four stars because, as a historical novel, i was very, very good. As a mystery - I'm not sure.
The author does a good job establishing the mystery - but the solving it ... well it seemed he was just rushing to get the story finished.
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